Are you getting the HTC One A9?

Are you getting the HTC One A9?
HTC just lifted the veil to what accounts as one of its most gifted midrangers, and perhaps one of the most important handsets it has ever created, given the dire straits that the company is in. Despite all the differences in what has become an increasingly oligopolistic, cutthroat and commoditized smartphone industry, it managed to churn out an impressive and promising A9, with a full set of features that matter.

The One A9 comes with a "bead-blasted" hairline metal chassis, etched buttons, and a dual-tone finish available in a Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, Topaz Gold and Deep Garnet. This time around, the company even outfitted its newest midranger with optical image stabilization for the camera, and a fingerprint scanner, adding to its standard BoomSound set of stereo speakers, ready to fend off the majority of midrangers, including the Chinese darlings.

To sum it up for an "introductory" $400 preorder price, you are getting the premium design feel you see in the slideshow below, 1080p AMOLED display, 13 MP OIS camera, BoomSound, a dedicated audio DAC, finger scanner, and 32 GB of internal storage, not to mention that there is a microSD slot for expansion. 

There aren't many such offerings out there for such a decent tag, that is why we wanted to ask you if you are thinking of getting the One A9, either the unlocked version that is promised to get the newest Android two weeks after the Nexus phones, or some of the carrier versions. Take your pick below, and sound off with your arguments in the comments.

Are you getting the HTC One A9?

Yes, the unlocked version
24.03%
Yes, one of the carrier versions
2.93%
No
73.04%

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One A9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No. Still waiting for the Z5 premium..

16. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

The consequences of hyping up a product or device.. Is that it's lifespan is that of a maggot stage of a fly.. HTC used to be a hyped up brand.. The same as One plus.. They even proclaimed themselves as flagship killers... Look at the brands now! Lesson: Do more than you talk.

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

your comment is for Samsung!

41. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

at least samsung is doing better than HTC lol

44. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

On what basis ? Their market share is shrinking and smartphone division revenue is going down. Also you will need to consider that Samsung is a huge a corporation with 10x more employees than HTC.

45. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

dont you see? even when their market share's shrinking, they are still doing better than htc dont even know why you had to ask

23. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Just got my email this morning that Clove is now due to receive it Nov 13 and are accepting orders for dispatch on that date!!

30. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Nope.

37. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

All the disadvantages of iPhone and all the disadvantages of Android, its called the HTC One A9. - poor screen to body ratio - 2 GB Ram is not flagship phone for Android - no expandable storage - no removable battery - no Apple extensive exclusive apps store - no iPhone brand bragging rights (its important for some Apple fans) - HTC after sales sucks big time.

42. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

& bro its not a flagship phone. its an high end or upper mid ranger phone, & not flagship by any means. but yess.....for people looking for a 1080P & 5 inch phone, its a good option. something which samsung & lg havn't launched in quite a while.

51. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I used to be HTC supporter, bought many of their Desire smartphone all the way back to Windows Mobile handset. The impression that remain till this day is poor battery life and poor after sales service. Rather get Samsung, XiaoMi or Motorola.

32. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i wish i could just take the z5 and put an 820 in it... :/ it's already going to be rough jumping from 4.7 to 5.2... there's no way i'd be ready for 5.5+ . . . i know the screen isn't a literal reflection of the phone size itself but still.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think this is the first poll headline that made me laugh out loud.

35. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and combine it with top vote.. - Are you getting the HTC One A9? - No (and put proper meme for it)

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Used maybe when the price drops to 280$

4. isidoros unregistered

If I wanted an iPhone I would get an iPhone! My old M7 seems better than this.

13. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

but you can't get mint condition 32gb iPhone 6 for $399, now can you? spoiler-alert: no.

24. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Actually you can on Swappa.

33. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

he said mint condition... :p the one for 399 is in 'good' condition.

27. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I laugh when you say m7 is better, 3GB ram alone already tell you that

46. isidoros unregistered

I've never had problem with the RAM and I don't really need the 3GB RAM on my LG G3.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The article claims the HTC One A9 has BoomSound stereo speakers, but the hands-on and initial article say there is no dual-front facing stereo speakers. So, can this be amended or explained?

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

single BoomSound speakers, i think...

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's not BoomSound then. It's just BS.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Actually HTC tried to add boodsound speakers on front, but then the screen to body ratio got more diminished to just 37.8% and so they dropped the plan.. So NOT even a single front facing speaker, one and only loud speaker is at bottom...

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Nah, I'll be getting s6edge+ or s7.

26. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Good luck to get one of these with the $400 price tag with no expandable storage.

8. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

While I'd like to say yes, and this did turn out to be more promising than I thought, guess who has no money

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Depends On What The 2gb Price Is. LOL Jk Not Even Considering The A9 At All. What Im Thinking About Picking Up Is The Nexus 5X As A Secondary Device But Since I Have A 5s I Still Don't Know If I Will.

11. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

this is gonna be a wall-hagger.

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